INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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....... 10 Handling Precautions ............................................................. 40 Formatting the Card.......................... 14 Nomenclature ........................................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ..................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ........ 29 Selecting the Interface Language..................................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash............... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery..................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting............... 5 Contents at a Glance.................... 12 Quick Start Guide .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ................................................................................................................................................................ 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ................................................... 4 Chapters ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 50 3 Shooting Landscapes................................................................................................................................. 49 2 Shooting Portraits............................................................................... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ................................................... 27 Setting the Date and Time............................................................................................... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques.......... 55 x Image Playback........................................................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer........................ 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ......................................... 58 6 .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ......... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ..........................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List....................................................... 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects.................................................................................................................................................. 26 Turning on the Power .................................................................................................................... 35 Basic Operation ........................................................................... 38 3 Menu Operations ................................................................

......106 7 ....................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ........................................70 j Using the Self-timer ................................69 i Continuous Shooting ...............64 E: Changing the AF Mode .......80 Depth of Field Preview ........................................................................................................................96 A AE Lock ........................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space .............................................................................................................................................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ......................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ......................................................................................97 A FE Lock...............................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing ..........................99 2 White Balance Correction....................................66 S Selecting the AF Point ........................................................................................................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance .........................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ....................................91 A Registering a Picture Style.....................................................................................................................................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer.........................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ...................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE...............................................................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake .........................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE............................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ..............................................................................................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality...............................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode.82 a: Manual Exposure...................................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ..............................................................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ...............................................................

.................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ................ 138 Card Reminder ........................................................................................ 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ................................................................................................. 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings.......................................................................................................................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings...................................................................................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ............... 139 File Numbering Methods ........................... 164 8 .......... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ........................................ 158 b Rotating the Image ................................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Image Review Time .......................................................................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.........................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ........................................................................................................................ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ................................. 146 Setting the Flash .. 156 u/y Magnified View ........................................................................ 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ............................................................................................ 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ...................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes .................................................................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly................. 160 k Playing Movies .................................................................................. 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color.................................................................................................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies....... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ............................................................................... 124 Shooting Function Settings .................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies . 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images .................................................................................................................................................................................. 113 Focusing Manually............................................................................. 111 Using AF to Focus .........................................................................................................................................

....................................................................218 Error Codes...........206 Using Eye-Fi Cards .........................................................................................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .........................................................................................................178 Trimming the Image ...................................................................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................190 Custom Function Settings ................185 Direct Printing with DPOF .................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ..................................................................................................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 .................................................................................192 Registering My Menu .........................................203 Remote Control Shooting...........................................167 K Protecting Images ............................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ...............................................................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ......................................216 Troubleshooting Guide.............................198 Setting Copyright Information................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ................................224 Specifications ................204 External Speedlites .............................................................................225 Index ...................171 B Shooting Information Display ..........................................212 System Map .........................................................................................................176 wPrinting.............188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................170 L Erasing Images .........................................................................................................................210 Menu Settings .....................................................................

50.71 (j Self-timer) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.45 .57 (Basic Zone modes) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p. 62.84 (Bulb exposure) p.46. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p. 53.

53.170 (K Image protect) p.72 (73.68 (S AF point selection) p.171 (L Delete) p. 83.72 (76.167 (Video OUT) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.58 (x Playback) p.156 (H Index display) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p. 1) p.

For stubborn dirt.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. viewfinder. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. dry. If condensation forms on the camera. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. do not use the camera. To prevent condensation. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. and focusing screen. test all its functions before using it. remove the lens. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. well-ventilated location. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. reflex mirror. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. card and battery from the camera. Even while the camera is in storage. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. 12 . This is to avoid damaging the camera. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. If there is condensation.

If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. 13 . Do not subject it to excessive force. or vibration. the camera may become hot. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. are not a malfunction.01% or less pixels. They do not affect the images recorded. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. or magnet. Live View shooting. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. note the following: Do not drop. or wet the card. However. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. dusty. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning.. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. Do not store the card in hot. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. In low or high temperatures. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. Although this is not a malfunction. Store the card in a case. etc.99% effective pixels. physical shock. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. speakers. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. bend. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. or humid locations. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. It will return to normal at room temperature.

Set the power switch to <1>. Attach the lens. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. see page 29. (p. (p. (p.26) To charge the battery. insert it into the slot. (p.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. (p. see page 24. .31) With the card’s label facing you.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.

the built-in flash will popup automatically.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. (p. and the camera will focus the subject. (p.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). 2 sec.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. (p. see page 107. Focus the subject.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject.171). press the <x> button (p. To display the image again. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. see “Erasing Images” (p. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Review the picture. Press the shutter button halfway. Take the picture. To delete an image.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. 15 . on the LCD monitor. If necessary.58). (p.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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13) Lens mount index (p.34) Hood mount (p.33) 21 .231) Zoom ring (p.33) Contacts (p.35) Lens mount index (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.69.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.35) Contacts (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.69.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.33) Zoom ring (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.231) Zoom position index (p.34) Focusing ring (p.33) Zoom position index (p.

24).24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .

The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 .205).

It takes approx. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. attach the battery securely. 2 Attach the battery. 24 . the full-charge lamp will turn green. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. When the battery is fully recharged. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. As shown in the illustration. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. For safety reasons.10°C / 43°F . recharging in low temperatures (6°C . follow the above procedure in reverse.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. To detach the battery.

a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Purchase a new battery. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. When not using the camera. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. After recharging the battery. Doing so can damage the battery charger. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. a small amount of power current is released. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. If necessary. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Even during storage. remove the battery. 25 .Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period.

To prevent short circuiting. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. be careful not to swing it back further. After opening the battery compartment cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. the hinge might break. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery.until it snaps shut. Otherwise. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. 3 Close the cover. 2 Insert the battery. Insert the battery until it locks in place. 26 . the battery Insert the end with contacts.

just press the shutter button halfway (p. the LCD monitor will display <f>.139). About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. To turn on the camera again. <1> : The camera turns on. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.37).. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. Even during the sensor cleaning. [Recording . This is normal and not a problem. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. During the sensor cleaning. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch.. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. 27 . Set to this position when not using the camera. the <f> icon might not be displayed. see page 29 to set the date/time.

c : Battery will be exhausted soon. x : Battery level is slightly down. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. the number of possible shots may be lower. 28 . The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. 470 shots without flash use and approx. see page 109. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. Depending on the lens used. no Live View shooting. 550 shots Approx. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. • Using the LCD monitor often. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. but adequate power remains. 270 shots with 50% flash use. 470 shots Approx. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. For battery life with Live View shooting. n : Battery must be recharged. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.

3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. the date/time might be reset. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. 1 Display the menu. the 3 SetPress date and time. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. Under 2 Time]. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press the <V> key to set the number.) setting. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. then press <0>. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. If this happens. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. (Returns to b. set the date/time again. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. then press <0>. the [6] tab. Be sure to set the correct date/time. The date/time will be set. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab.to select the the <U> key date or time number. Press then press <0>. 29 .

Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). tab. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. the 3 SetPress desired language. The interface language will change.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. then press <0>. 30 . the the <V> key to select language. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK].

the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. image-recording quality. 3 Close the cover.138).Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. 31 . Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. the card. ISO speed. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. When you set the power switch to <1>.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. etc.

If the error persists. never do any of the following. Check that “Recording. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. • Removing the battery. Doing so may damage the image data. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. • Shaking or banging the camera around.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. card. then close the cover.. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. The card may then return to normal. or data is being transferred. Make sure the access lamp is off. If the card already contains recorded images. Pull the card straight out. Gently in the The card will stick out. being erased. 32 . Set the power switch to <2>. remove and reinstall the card. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. • Opening the card slot cover. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. use a different card.140). Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. then open the cover. the 2 Remove pushcard.42). It may also damage the card or camera.. then let go.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor.

be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. autofocus will not operate. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. When storing the camera without a lens attached. do it in a place with minimal dust. 33 . 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). 4 Remove the front lens cap.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). Red index lens. lens. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it.

88 x 0.6x. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. Doing so may cause loss of vision. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format. do it before focusing.) 34 . Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. Turn the lens until it stops.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.9 mm / 0.3 x 14. If you want to zoom. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. do not touch the rotating part. Image sensor size (22.59 in. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens.94 in. then detach it.42 x 0.

The Image Stabilizer will operate. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. 35 .6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>.5-5. picture. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.6 IS lens as an example. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>.5-5. However.5-5. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. press the shutter button completely to take the picture.

Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. see page 107. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 3. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 6. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. 36 .Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 4. To maintain a stable stance. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. sold separately) is recommended. 5. 2. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. place one foot in front of the other. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.

• Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. 37 . Even during the menu display. To prevent camera shake. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. image playback. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). then slowly press the shutter button completely. It can cause blurred pictures. and image recording.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. You can press the shutter button halfway. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture.

The Quick Control screen will activate (7). press the <Q> button. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. This is called the Quick Control screen. you can select certain drive modes (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the the <S> key to select function to be set. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. the 2 SetPress desired setting.72). The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. 38 . In the Basic Zone modes (except C).Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. When the shooting settings are displayed.

Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.70) Metering mode (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. select the function and press <0>. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.72) Picture Style (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.89) Shooting mode* (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).80) Shutter speed (p.103) Drive mode (p.99) ISO speed (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.20) Image-recording quality (p. <0> 39 .75) White balance (p.86) AF mode (p.

the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. etc. <S> cross keys. While looking at the LCD monitor. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . and <0> button on the camera back. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. use the <M> button. date/time.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality.

(Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. <0> to setting. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. A list of menu functions is on page 212. 5 SetPress desired set it. then press <0>. 4 Select the setting.) The current setting is indicated in blue.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. 41 . Press the <M> button to display the menu.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. tab. the setting. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. item.

. etc. format the card with the camera. Even protected images will be erased. Select [OK]. If necessary. the menu will reappear. 1 Select [Format]. 2 Format the card. press <0>. When the formatting is completed. select [Format]. 42 . Under the [5] tab. then The card will be formatted. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. all images and data in the card will be erased. transfer the images to a computer. When the card is formatted. then press <0>. then select [OK]. before formatting the card. For low-level formatting. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>.

normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. When the card is formatted or data is erased. Then format the card with the camera. 43 . the software in the card must be installed in your computer. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. A card-related error is displayed (p.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. The actual data is not completely erased. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. When discarding the card. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting.224). Even in this case. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. The card is full with images or data. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. only the file management information is changed. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel].

17. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. image. the display-off sensor (p.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. Appears when you press the <x> button. If this happens. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. 44 . If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. menu screen. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. etc. In such a case. the LCD monitor might turn off. If a fluorescent light is nearby. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece.

With the Basic Zone modes. Also. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations.210). the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.103). Ba si cZ one 45 . all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. Focus confirmation light picture. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. the built-in flash will popup automatically. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If necessary. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. All the AF points will be used to focus. and generally the closest object will be focused. you can push it back down with your fingers. 46 . If the built-in flash has popped up. 3 Focus the subject. At the same time. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. on the LCD monitor. halfway.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

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The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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Some lenses have indications such as <40. With a zoom lens. the built-in flash will fire. If you are too close to the subject.8ft>. etc. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. stand out better. use a macro lens (sold separately). If you have a zoom lens. 52 . Shooting Tips Use a simple background. To make small things appear much larger. move away from the subject. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. A simple background makes the flower. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject.. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. Under low light.25m/0. use the telephoto end. Move to the subject as close as possible.

Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. If focus cannot be achieved. During autofocusing. 53 .5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. continuous shooting (max. Aim the center AF point over the subject. use the <5> (Sports) mode. If you hold down the shutter button. approx. Hold the camera steady and shoot. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. 3.7 shots per sec. press the shutter button completely. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. the beeper will continue beeping softly. When you want to take the picture. Use the center AF point to focus.) and autofocusing will take effect. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.

use a tripod to prevent camera shake. When using a zoom lens.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. 54 . Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots.4 feet from the camera. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. If the self-timer is also used. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Under low light. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Also. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person.4 feet from the camera. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto).

<Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. However. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. picture. see page 56-57. 55 . Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. depth of field. For details about each function. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. the 3 SetPress desired setting. etc. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. * CA stands for Creative Auto. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. to select You can <S> key the function (7). color tone (Picture Style).C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. the image-recording quality. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. the the <S> key to select function to be set.

If you move it toward the right. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. If you set <b> (Flash off). 56 . or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. <D> (Flash on). If you want to blur the background. it will not be applied. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. the background will look more blurred. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. the background will look more in focus. the picture will look brighter.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). When flash is used. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. the background might not look so blurred. see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. the picture will look darker. If you move it toward the right. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions.

204). <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. By pressing <0>. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74.. 57 . <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. (5) Single. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. continuous. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. or black-and-white photos. you can set it for portraits. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. * By pressing <0>.7 frames per second (fps).71. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. the set number of shots is taken continuously. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. (p. landscapes. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes.

Each time you press the <B> button. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. 58 . With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. press the <Y> key. the last captured image will be displayed. When you press the <x> button. press the <Z> key. see page 155. For more details on the playback procedure. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. 1 Playback the image. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. the display format will change. image.

In the <d> (Program AE) mode. In the <d> (Program AE) mode.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. * <d> stands for Program. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. you can set various functions and be more creative. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. to prevent spoiled shots. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. 3 59 .

3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. This is called Program AE. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Then press the shutter button halfway. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. 60 . Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. 2 Focus the subject. 4 Take the picture. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red.

d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. Program shift is not possible with flash. as shown in the figure.64).5). (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. and other functions (p. drive mode.210). the built-in flash will not fire automatically.62) or use the built-in flash (p. The program can be shifted. After you take the picture. With <d>. So under low light. In low light (30" 3. the program shift will be canceled. built-in flash. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>.62) or use flash (p. many functions such the AF mode. either increase the ISO speed (p. The functions you can set are limited. You can freely set the AF mode. decrease the ISO speed. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program).64). In very low light or very bright light. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. drive mode. In bright light (4000 22). In the <d> mode. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash. 61 . you can change the ISO speed (p. To match the subject and ambient lighting level.

62 . When you shoot at high ISO speeds. dots of light. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. noise (banding.6400 (p. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On].Fn)] menu. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.63). In the [7 Custom Functions (C. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.6400.63). ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. etc.194). the farther the flash range will be (p.1600 1600 .64). the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. the ISO speed. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. 1 Press the <Z> button.192).Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. In the Basic Zone modes.Fn)] menu. With “AUTO” selected. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.) may appear.400 400 .

However. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. As indicated below. 1600. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. then press <0>. in the image’s shooting information. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. Therefore.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. 200. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. the ISO speed will be set within this range. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . then press <0>. select [ISO Auto]. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. 400. 63 . Under the [y] tab. Select the ISO speed. When “AUTO” is set. 800. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. or 3200.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”.

5 / 3.49 1 .5 .15 1 .5 / 3.5.5 .4.2. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.21 / 3.5 / 3. In the <d> mode.5 / 3.13 / 3.7. 1 Press the <D> button.5 .5-5. low light.5 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.19 / 3.5 .5 .9. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.5 .5 / 3. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.3. button halfway.5 / 3.6. the flash will fire for the picture.24 1 .5 . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.5 .5 .61 1 .5-5. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .12 1 .86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3. .26 / 3.31 1 .22 1 .5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.30 / 3.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .5 .69 1 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.1/200 sec.5 . picture.5 / 3.5 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.11 1 .7.5 .138 [Approx. or backlit conditions in daylight.34 1 .97 1 .6 IS lens 64 . While the flash is recycling.5 / 3.15 / 3.17 1 . In Creative Zone modes.42 / 3.43 1 .5 .) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.11 / 3.5 1 .3.

If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. For important shots. decrease the ISO speed. For best results. take the picture after this display turns off. Then when you press the shutter button completely. decrease the ISO speed. the picture will be taken. select [Red-eye reduc.3 feet away from the subject.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. By increasing the ISO speed. In bright light. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. Under the [1] tab. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. then press <0>. you can extend the flash range. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. Select [Enable]. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. increase the ISO speed. when you press the shutter button halfway. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. when the room is well lit. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). then press <0>. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. When you press the shutter button halfway.]. 65 . For flash photography. or when you go closer to the subject.

the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. 2 Press mode] will appear.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. the <ZE> button. In the Basic Zone modes. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. You can then recompose the shot if desired. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. 1 On the lens. then press <0>. 4 Focus the subject.86). the focus will be locked. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. When focus is achieved. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. With evaluative metering (p. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. the camera will focus only once. 66 . When you press the shutter button halfway.

the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. if the subject moves away from the center AF point.68) is automatic. When the AF point selection (p. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. if the subject starts moving. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. the beeper will sound softly.202). Also. 67 . the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. During autofocusing. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. If this occurs. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. However. the subject will be focused continuously. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. With AI Servo AF. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable].

<f>. 68 . you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. you can select one AF point to focus where you want.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. and <a> modes. With the <d> (Program AE). <s>. 1 Press the <S> button. 2 Select the AF point. When all AF points light up. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. Therefore. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. automatic AF point selection will be set.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. all the AF points are active. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. While looking at the viewfinder. the subject. Generally.

high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. 2 Focus the subject. select and use the center AF point. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. If the subject moves away from the center AF point.0 to f/2. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. the beeper sounds. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If it is difficult to focus.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. 69 . If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. Also. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. with a fast lens from f/1. First use the center AF point to focus. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. If you focus the eyes first.8. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder.

The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. 70 . 3 Take the picture. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3.7 shots per sec. 2 Select <i>. Since the flash will require recycling time. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. key to select <i>. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. Flash can also be used.193) is set to [2: Strong]. In AI Servo AF mode. Press the <U> then press <0>. the continuous shooting speed will be slower.

and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. Look through the viewfinder. 2 Select the self-timer.205).58). If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. Two seconds before the picture is taken. 71 . then press <0>. attach the eyepiece cover (p.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. focus the subject.106) q: 10-sec. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p. After taking self-timer shots. use focus lock (p. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. it may throw off the exposure. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. 3 Take the picture. self-timerN (p.204) l: 2-sec. (p. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. Q: 10-sec. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. With <q>. then press the shutter button completely. beeper. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. press the <YiQ> button. self-timer The remote control can also be used.

5 megapixels) and the image quality. select [Quality].0 megapixels (8M) Approx.4 3.4 1. Under the [1] tab. number of possible shots.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. * The file size. 2 Selectyour reference. 72 .2 3.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. and Standard Picture Style. or 4.1 24. 17. then press <0>.9.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6.2 1.5+6. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M).0. 17. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. ISO speed. 8. 1 Select [Quality]. the image-recording quality. 4. [Quality] will appear.9 megapixels (18M) Approx.7 2. Custom Functions.5M) Approx. card brand. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. Select the desired quality. and other settings. ISO 100. image size in pixels (****x****). 17.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.5 megapixels (4. 8. then press <0>.5 24.

7x21cm/ 1 83.7in. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.3in. it might be fewer than indicated.9. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. or 1+73 is recommended. If 8 is selected.7cm/16. Depending on the shooting conditions. 11.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. Or. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. but more images can be saved to the card. 73 . Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .) you want to crop the image.5x11.7cm/7.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. 14.7x8. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.0x5. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. Other than 1. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. the 7 image has higher image quality.9in. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. the image quality will be slightly lower. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. If A3 (42x29. For details.0in. 1. 83 A4 (29.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera.8x12.8x3. Even with the same number of pixels.8x10cm/5.

1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . JPG File extension 1.JPG for JPEG and . Using the provided software is recommended.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. 74 . 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot.CR2 for RAW). CR2 0001 .

This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. Picture Style. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. Effective for close-ups of women or children. Effective for impressive landscapes. 1 Press the <XA> button. you can adjust the skin tone. picture.92). The image looks softer. By changing the [Color tone] (p. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. and crisp. and very sharp and crisp images. then press <0>. 75 . sharp. [Picture Style] will appear. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style.

V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. The image is dull and subdued. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. For natural colors and subdued images. 76 . etc. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. When [Monochrome] is selected. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.91). Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. W User Def. Other than with 1.. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. [Landscape].A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. and adjust it as desired (p. a Picture Style file.

aperture setting. The second half of this chapter. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. Except for <8>. 77 .Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial.

the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. the viewfinder displays only the denominator.5 sec. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. and “15"” is 15 sec. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. picture. However. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. “0"5” indicates 0.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. 78 . the desired shutter speed.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. * <s> stands for Time value. Also.

79 . Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. If this happens. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If the exposure will be too bright. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. If you use a telephoto lens. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. If this happens. to 1/500 sec. If the exposure will be too dark. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. to 30 sec. or slower. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. to 1/30 sec.

and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. 80 . The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. picture. the desired aperture. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. the smaller the aperture opening will be. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. Aperture Display The higher the f-number.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. If no lens is attached to the camera. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely.

The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. If the picture will be too dark. 81 . the “4000” (1/4000 sec. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. If this happens. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. the narrower the depth of field. Under low light.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. If the picture will be too bright. On the other hand. the “30"” (30 sec. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec.) shutter speed display will blink. And the closer the subject.) shutter speed display will blink. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. In such cases. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. but also the lens and subject distance. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. If this happens. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus).

In low light. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. . (fixed)] (p.112). auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. keep it steady to prevent camera shake.30 sec. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. 82 . If you are handholding the camera. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure).192). You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. Using a tripod is recommended. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.

* <a> stands for Manual. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. or to bulb. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. With flash. To set the aperture. To set the shutter speed. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the exposure level mark will move. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. turn the <6> dial. to 1/30 sec. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. You can decide which exposure level to set. 83 . the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. While you change the shutter speed and aperture.

The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor.204. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. etc. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. 84 . noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button.204) for bulb exposures. It can be used to photograph fireworks. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. p. For bulb exposures.193). the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. the image might look a little grainy. 205) is recommended. later.

Flash can be used. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Increase the ISO speed. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. The exposure is correct. the subject. Decrease the ISO speed. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. it means that the subject is too dark. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. A slow shutter speed has been set. 3 Take the picture. 85 . but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. Use a tripod to steady the camera.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. it means that the subject is too bright. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. I want to use flash. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. however.

evaluative metering is recommended. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. then press <0>. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. This metering mode is for advanced users. Normally. then press <0>. etc. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. select [Metering mode]. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. Under the [2] tab. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. 1 Select [Metering mode]. the 2 SetPress metering mode.select the the <U> key to metering mode. 86 . This metering mode is for advanced users.

the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. 87 . (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. comp. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. After taking the picture. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired./AEB] on page 89. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops.

After taking the picture.149). With the shooting settings displayed. press the <Q> button (p. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. 2 Select [y].103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. To make the flash exposure brighter. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder.89). 1 Display the Quick Control screen.38).<S> key to select [y*]./ AEB] menu (p. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. Press the [Flash exposure comp. comp] (p. turn the <6> dial to the right.] will be displayed at the bottom. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. comp. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. Select [Flash exp. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. turn the <6> dial to the left. 88 . setting] option.

When you press the shutter button halfway. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Press <0> to set it. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. select [Expo. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. AEB amount picture. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. comp. You can then choose the best exposure. Under the [2] tab./AEB]. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely./AEB]. comp. decreased exposure. 89 . and increased exposure. then press <0>. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. the AEB amount.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below.

Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. With <q> set. and increased exposure.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. decreased exposure. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. AEB will be applied.57). flash recycling is complete. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. and increased exposure.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. If <i> continuous shooting (p. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. etc. you can take three continuous shots. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. 90 .103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). Centering on the exposure compensation amount. decreased exposure. Using AEB with exposure compensation.

then press the Select Style. To see the resulting effects. then press <0>. then press <0>. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. select [Picture Style]. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. 91 . 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. the 4 SetPress parameter. take test shots.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. parameter. To customize [Monochrome]. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. see page 93. 1 Select [Picture Style]. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. <B> button. The Detail set. screen will appear.

The closer it is to H. The closer it is to G. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. set it toward the minus end. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. 92 . To increase the color saturation. The closer it is to G. the softer the image will look. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to H. By selecting [Default set. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the plus end. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. To make it less sharp. set it toward the E end. the blander the image will look. the bolder the colors will look. To decrease the color saturation. To make the skin tone redder. To increase the contrast. the more yellow the skin tone will look. To make it sharper. the redder the skin tone will look. the sharper the image will look. The closer it is to E. The closer it is to F. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode.] in step 3. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. the crisper the image will look. To make the skin tone less red.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to H. the more diluted the colors will look. set it toward the F end. The closer it is to G. To decrease the contrast.

Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. It can make the image look more impressive. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. and the white clouds will look crisper. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. The sunset will look more brilliant. The blue sky will look slightly darker.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. The blue sky will look more natural. Skin tones and lips will look fine. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. 93 . you can create a monochrome image in that color. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. The blue sky will look quite dark.

press With [Picture <0>. 3 Press <0>. screen will appear. select [Picture Style]. 2].A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. <B> button. The Picture Style selection screen will appear.]. Style] selected. select the Picture Style here. then press the Select [User Def. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style. 94 . then press <0>. [User Def. The Detail set. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. then press <0>. or [User Def. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. Style. 2 Select [User Def. Under the [2] tab. 3]. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. 1 Select [Picture Style].*]. 1].

*].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. For details. then press <0>. *] and then shoot. *]. the 6 SetPress parameter. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. then press <0>.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. 95 . If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. *] will be displayed in blue. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. *] settings will revert to the default. all the [User Def.144). The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.

0 (Exif 2. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. Adobe RGB.21). For normal shooting. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB.0 (Exif 2. select [Color space]. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. the color space. 96 .21). The ICC profile is not appended. In Basic Zone modes. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. 1 Select [Color space]. then [sRGB] press <0>. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. sRGB is set automatically. then press <0>. sRGB is recommended.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. Under the [2] tab. With this camera.

and take picture. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. it locks the current auto exposure setting.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). Each time you press the <A> button. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. button. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. It is effective for backlit subjects. The exposure setting will be displayed. Press the shutter button halfway. then recompose and take the shot. AE lock is applied at the center AF point.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. 1 Focus the subject. This is called AE lock. 97 . AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p.

4 Take the picture. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. Each time you press the <A> button. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. <A> button. The flash is fired to take the picture. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. the <D> icon will blink. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. In the viewfinder. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. then press the <A> button. 98 . The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory.

In Basic Zone modes. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. The plain. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. <Q> will be set automatically. then press <0>. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. 2 Select the white balance. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. You can set any white balance. white object should fill the spot metering circle. [White appear. The “Approx. Normally. 1 Photograph a white object. Spot metering circle 99 .

then press <0>. 2 Select [Custom tab. 100 . The custom white balance selection screen will appear.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. Press the <WB> button. If you do step 3. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. it cannot be selected in step 3. On the dialog screen which appears. then press <0>. When the menu reappears. select [OK] and the data will be imported.76). data. 4 Select the custom white balance. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. a correct white balance might not be obtained. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. Press the <U> key to select <O>. press the <M> button to exit the menu. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. then press <0>. Instead of a white object. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p.

select [WB Shift/ BKT]. G1 101 . During the white balance correction.) Sample setting: A2. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. On the upper right. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. the correction. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. A is amber. Under the [2] tab. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. then press <0>. B is for blue. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. M is magenta. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. and G is green. The color in the respective direction will be corrected.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor.

when you turn the <6> dial. Magenta (M) bias. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. Standard white balance. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. or 1. On the right. Amber (A) bias. Standard white balance. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. 2. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. 2. During WB bracketing. 102 . Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. the card will take longer to record the shot. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). and 3. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. and 3. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. Green (G) bias. In step 2 for white balance correction. Set the white balance bracketing amount.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Since three images are recorded for one shot. Blue (B) bias. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously.

recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. Under the [2] tab. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the setting. If you want a darker exposure. flash exposure compensation. set this to [Disable] first. In Basic Zone modes. the image might still come out bright. then press <0>. 3 Take the picture. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. For RAW images. then press <0>. The default setting is [Standard]. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). [Standard] is set automatically. the correction is done when the image is captured. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. 103 . noise might increase. With JPEG images. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions.

1 Select [Peripheral illumin. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. The default setting is [Enable]. Under the [1] tab. For RAW images.]. the four corners of the picture might look darker.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). then press <0>. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. With JPEG images. correct. screen. correct. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. then press <0>.]. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. select [Peripheral illumin. the correction is done when the image is captured. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. 3 Take the picture. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 .

see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. Depending on shooting conditions. the correction amount will be lower. In step 2. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. The higher the ISO speed. noise might appear on the image periphery. If the lens does not have distance information. if you select [Enable]. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. 105 . even if [Correction data available] is displayed. With EOS Utility (provided software). 25 lenses. When using a non-Canon lens. For JPEG images already captured. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. the lower the correction amount will be. For details. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. later. When you press the shutter button completely. then the picture is taken 2 sec. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. In such cases. later.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. press the shutter button completely. The mirror will swing up. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. the mirror locks up. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). delay. there will be a shutter-release sound. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. single shooting will take effect. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down.195). it will go back down automatically. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. but no picture will be taken. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. press the transmit button. Do not point the camera toward the sun. mirror lockup is effective. Remote control shooting.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. 1 Focus the subject. 106 .

Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. 107 . This is called “Live View shooting. Using a tripod is recommended. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. For details. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. camera shake can cause blurred images.

When you press the shutter button halfway. After the image review ends. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 2 Focus the subject. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. with AF or Before shooting. The image’s field of view is approx.113-120). Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. picture. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. 108 . The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. Press the <A> button. 100%. focus manual focus (p.

Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. set [Live View shoot. but only one shot will be taken.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). there will be two shutter sounds. 109 . Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.] to [Enable]. 30 min. When flash is used. During Live View shooting. 1 hr. do not point the lens toward the sun. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx.

or bright-light conditions. However.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. 110 . If flash is used or bulb is set. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. If <g> is blinking. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. the information display will change. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference).

1 Press the <Q> button. drive mode. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. In Creative Zone modes. and AF mode. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. When <f> is selected. you can also set the white balance. function and set it. Picture Style. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. the AF points will also be displayed. 111 . and Auto Lighting Optimizer. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.

AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots.139). the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. or [Quick mode] (p. you can display grid lines.167. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. the Live View shooting will be terminated. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. During continuous shooting. Even while the Live View image is displayed. 112 .114).Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below.]. 169). The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. or [7 Firmware Ver. In Creative Zone modes. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). [7 Clear settings]. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.113). you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. [6 Sensor cleaning]. [u Live mode] (p. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min.204) for Live View shooting. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. p.118). (camera power remains on).

magnify the image. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. While the Live View image is displayed. p.120). 113 . AF point 2 Move the AF point.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). and focus manually (p. Select the AF mode.118). Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. select [AF mode]. and [Quick mode] (p. Press the <A> button. 1 Display the Live View image. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. press the <L> button. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. The AF point < > will appear.114). the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. If you want to achieve precise focus. [u Live mode] (face detection. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. Under [6 Live View function settings]. Also. To return the AF point to the center.

then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p.108). the AF point will turn orange. If focus is not achieved. Press the <A> button. When focus is achieved. If multiple faces are detected.Using AF to Focus the subject. <q> will be displayed. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. 114 . the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. human faces are detected and focused. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. Have the target person face the camera. When a face is detected. picture. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. 1 Display the Live View image. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode.

108). the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. or partially hidden. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. face detection will not be possible. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. titled horizontally or diagonally. If a face cannot be detected. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. the <p> will be grayed out. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. When focus is achieved. If the focus is way off. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. 115 . the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.113). the AF point will turn orange. When you press the <L> button. too bright or too dark. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. picture. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. If focus is not achieved. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face.

stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. Even when focus has been achieved. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. 116 .Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. the focus might be off. the image will be magnified at the AF point. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. In the u Live mode. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. If this happens. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. return to the normal view and autofocus. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. then take the picture. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed.

Night scenes or points of light. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Subjects strongly reflecting light. 117 . Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. A special effects filter is used. color. Subjects in low light. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Subjects at the edge of the picture.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Extremely small subjects. Under a light source whose brightness. or pattern keeps changing. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. flat surfaces.

The small boxes on the screen are the AF points.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. AF point 1 Display the Live View image.<Q> button. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. and the larger box is the magnifying frame.66). The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 118 . Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Although you can focus the target area quickly. Press the <A> button. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear.

3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. and AF will be executed. The AF point used to focus will light in red. picture. the reflex mirror will go back down. The Live View image will turn off. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed.108).Using AF to Focus the subject. 119 . then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. When focus is achieved.

picture. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. Each time you press the <u> button. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. After achieving focus. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. press the <L> button. 2 Move the magnifying frame. To return the magnifying frame to the center. the image.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually.the magnified image. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. 120 . the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually.108).

stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. However. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. In low light. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. 121 . If you point the camera in a different direction.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. If the light source within the image changes. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. such as the sun. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. However. the image quality might degrade. the screen might flicker. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. When you magnify the image. If this happens. If there is a very bright light source in the picture.

stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. the image will be captured in the normal view. This is to prevent image degradation. During the magnified view.) may appear. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used.191). When you shoot at high ISO speeds.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the exposure might not come out as desired. 122 .Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. dots of light. If you take the picture during magnified view. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. noise (banding. etc. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. Before taking a long exposure. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.

123 . If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. To check the card’s read/write speed. the movie might not playback properly. The movie recording format will be MOV. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. the movie might not be recorded properly.

While the movie is being shot.113-120).movie. If necessary. When you press the shutter button halfway. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. do not point the lens toward the sun. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. To stop movie shooting. The reflex mirror will make a sound. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. press <A> again. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p.167. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. 2 Focus the subject. During movie shooting. 124 . 3 Shooting the movie. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. 169).

126) on the screen’s bottom left. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 125 . and aperture are set automatically. During movie shooting. 1 hr. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. size] setting (p.16). Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. 20 min. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. If you use Movie crop. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. 1 hr. The ISO speed. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. 40 min. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically..k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.97). shutter speed. the top. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo.16).) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. left. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. press the <S> button. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial.131).5mm dia. bottom. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. you can set the exposure compensation. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx.

When movie shooting starts. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. 126 . Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. the information display will change.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button.

and ISO speed for movie shooting. 3 Select [Manual]. . 2 Select [Movie exposure]. .1/60 sec. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec.[Movie Under the [o] tab.6400 127 . To set the shutter speed. aperture. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. select exposure]. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . then press <0>. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. turn the <6> dial. then press <0>. To set the aperture. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>.1/30 sec. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. Select [Manual]. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. the speed. The reflex mirror will make a sound.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 .

If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure.124). is recommended. With Auto ISO. The faster the shutter speed. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. due to the drive of the lens aperture. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. 128 . and aperture will not be displayed. With manual exposure shooting. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. will be recorded. shutter speed. the movie image might flicker.173). If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. to 1/125 sec. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. the shooting mode. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.

Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. 1 sec.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx.

3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. Auto Lighting Optimizer.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. Picture Style. When <f> is selected. function and set it. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. the AF points will also be displayed. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. movierecording size. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. image-recording quality (for still photos). 130 . The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. and AF mode. 1 Press the <Q> button.

Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. Mexico. China. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Australia.).Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). : Standard-definition recording quality.). 131 . The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. etc. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Russia. Also. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. in [Live mode]. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. etc. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Still photos cannot be taken. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. Korea. Japan.

) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded.000 pixels at [640x480]. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). AF is possible during movie shooting. If you autofocus during movie shooting. and approx. 1 hr. or [Quick mode]. 59 sec. 300. To start movie shooting again. You can select [Live mode]. 49 min. approx. 132 . you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. AF during k When [Enable] is set. press the <A> button.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. 12 min. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. 39 min. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. you can extract a still image from the movie. [u Live mode]. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. continuous autofocusing is not possible. However. 330 MB/min. AF will be executed in Live mode. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. 165 MB/min. 24 min. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 330 MB/min. 49 min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible.

press the <w> button. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. AE lock is not possible. AE lock is not possible. For AF. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). For AF. still photo shooting will take effect. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. p. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. 133 . Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. press the <w> button. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. While holding down the <w> button.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. Press the <w> button for AE lock. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. • AE/AF. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. then press the transmit button. • AF/AF lock. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway.

The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. set this option to [Auto]. shutter speed. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.127).5mm dia. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). and aperture for movie shooting (p. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. you can display grid lines. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].6400. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally.16). Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. If [Enable] is set. 134 . highlight detail will be improved. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .

126) will be displayed in red. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. the faster the indicator will climb upward. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. If you take still photos during movie shooting. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). If the indicator becomes full. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. First. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. The slower the card. you should set the IS switch to <2>. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. 135 . movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. the movie shooting might stop. If the card has a fast writing speed.

However. the sound will be properly recorded. 169) and shoot a movie. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. the movie shooting will stop automatically.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the image quality may be degraded. turn off the camera. The image quality of movies is not affected. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. However. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. If this happens. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. When not shooting.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high.167. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. 136 .

Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.138) Card Reminder (p.153) 7 137 .146) Setting the Flash (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.

“Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. then press <0>. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. If [Off] is set. During the image review. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. then press <0>. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. then press <0>. 138 . Select [Disable]. the image display will end. select [Image review]. then press <0>. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. select [Beep]. Under the [1] tab. If [Hold] is set. select [Release shutter without card].Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. Select the desired review time. Under the [1] tab. Under the [1] tab. and you cannot release the shutter. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. then press <0>.

Under the [5] tab. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. Under the [6] tab. Select the desired power-off time. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. 139 . the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. select [Auto power off]. When checking the exposure of an image. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. To turn on the LCD monitor again. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. select [LCD brightness]. You can set this auto power-off time. With the adjustment screen displayed. then press <0>. If [Off] has been set. then press <0>. then press <0>.. press the <B> button.

you should use a newly-formatted card each time. Even after you replace the card. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. You can change how the file number is assigned. then press <0>.JPG. If you want to use continuous file numbering. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . The available settings are described below. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. Select one. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. then press <0>. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. select [File numbering]. Under the [5] tab.

“. you should use a newly-formatted card. If the file number in folder No. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001.CR2” for RAW images. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. For both JPEG and RAW images. MOV” for movies.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. and “. 141 . Each time you replace the card. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. the file name will start with “IMG_”. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset.JPG” for JPEG images. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. Replace it with a new card. After the manual reset. To restart the file numbering from 0001. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. the file numbering restarts from 0001. for example. When you reset the file numbering manually. 999 reaches 9999. The extension will be “. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card.

the image might not rotate for playback. The setting of this feature can be changed. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. The available settings are described below. but the image does not rotate during playback. then press <0>. 142 . On the camera’s LCD monitor. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. then playback the image. Use the software provided with the camera instead. Under the [5] tab. then press <0>. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. It will be rotated. Select one. In such a case. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. Set [OnPD]. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. Also. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. [OnPD] is set. select [Auto rotate]. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally.

102) Live View shooting (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.29) Beeper (p.65) Auto rotate display (p. While the menu is displayed.146) Date/Time (p.96) WB correction (p.138) Auto power off (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.150) 143 .Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. press the <B> button to display the settings.139) Sensor cleaning (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.142) LCD monitor auto off (p.

3 Select [OK]. select [Clear settings]. Select [OK]. then press <0>. select [Clear all camera settings]. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. select [Clear all Custom Func. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default.Fn)]. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. 1 Select [Clear settings]. (C. 144 . then press <0>. desired setting. Under the [7] tab. then press <0>. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes.

Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .

Select [Screen color]. then press <0>. Select the desired color. Select [LCD auto off].Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. When you exit the menu. then press <0>. select [Screen color]. select [LCD auto off]. Under the [5] tab. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Under the [5] tab. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. 146 . then press <0>.

setting] and [External flash func. setting] and [External flash func. then press <0>. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. The functions displayed under [External flash func.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. set this to [Enable]. The flash control screen will appear. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. [Flash firing] Normally. [Built-in flash func. setting] The [Built-in flash func. Under the [1] tab. 147 . This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. The flash functions will be displayed. If [Disable] is set. Select [Built-in flash func. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting] or [External flash func. select [Flash control]. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. Select [Flash control]. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting].

[Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. [Zoom]. If an external Speedlite is attached. 148 . and once immediately before the exposure ends.]. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. This is for advanced users. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. you can also set [Hi-speed]. If [2nd curtain] is set. With 2nd curtain sync. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. and [Wireless set.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. * For other flash modes. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. For details. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. Shutter sync. setting] and [External flash func. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. Normally. However.. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. • Opening the card slot cover. A brush can scratch the sensor. • Opening the battery compartment cover. never do any of the following. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. Clean the sensor with care. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. If the power is turned off. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. 154 . If the power is cut off. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. • Setting the power switch to <2>.

going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. 155 .Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies.

2 Switch to the indexbutton. 4 images and one image displayed. the last captured image will be displayed. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. When you press the <x> button. 3 Select the image. 156 .x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. display. 1 Playback the image. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images.

On the bottom right. select [Date]. To change the jump method. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. the jump method and current image location are indicated. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. turn the <6> dial. press the <V> key. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. On the single-image display. by jumping. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. 157 . 1 Select the jump method. then press <0>. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. select either one to display only movies or stills. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills].

5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. If you hold down the <u> button.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. 158 . You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. press the <u> button. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. The image will be magnified. To exit the magnified display. If you hold down the button. During image playback. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. Magnified area position around image. A movie cannot be magnified. 1 Magnify the image.

If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. then press <0>. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. 159 . <0>. Under the [3] tab. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. To exit and return to the menu. 3 Rotate the image. You can also select an image on the index display. A movie cannot be rotated. repeat steps 2 and 3.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. 1 Select [Rotate].142) before taking vertical shots. 2 Select the image. press the <M> button. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. select [Rotate]. you need not rotate the image as described above. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image.

167. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal.k Enjoying Movies Basically. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Playback on a TV set (p. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. 160 . 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show.

If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). see the PDF file instruction manual. Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. 161 . You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. inquire the software maker. For details on commercially-available software. use a high-performance personal computer. For smooth movie playback.

The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. Press the <x> button to display the image. 4 Playback[7] (Play). During the index display. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. <0>. For more details on the playback procedure. Select The movie will start playing. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. 3 Pressthe single-image display. As movies cannot be played on the index display. With the single-image display. Speaker the movie.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. 162 . press On <0>. During movie playback. movie. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. then press <0>. see the next page.

Each time you press <0>. it will fast forward the movie.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. Displays the movie’s first frame. 169) to playback a movie. it will rewind the movie.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p.) 163 . 30 min.164). 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. Each time you press <0>. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. If you hold down <0>. a single previous frame is displayed. the movie will play frame-byframe. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. Displays the editing screen (p. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. 1 sec. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. If you hold down <0>. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. during the movie playback. 2 hr.167. the still photo will be displayed for approx. Displays the movie’s last frame. During the single-image display.173).

select [Overwrite]. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. select [2] and press <0>. Then press <0>. then press <0>. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. movie. [New file] will not be selectable. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. After deciding which part to edit out. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). If the card does not have enough room. select [X]. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. 3 Check the edited movie. 4 Save the[W]. go back to step 2. increments. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). To save it as a new movie. 1 On the movie playback screen. To change the editing. increments (position indicated by [X]). 164 . the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. press <0>. then press <0>. The editing screen will be displayed. select [New file]. To cancel the editing. be edited out.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. Select The save screen will appear.

1 Select [Slide show]. Only the movies in the card will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. then press <0>. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. then press <0>. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. If you selected [iDate]. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. The [Select date] screen will appear. then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. select [Slide show]. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Then press <0>. Under the [3] tab.

press <0>. During pause. 5 Quit the slide show. 166 . [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. 169. Press then press <0>.. To view the slide show on a TV set. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. see pages 167. then press the <M> button. then press <0>. the slide show will start. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. After [Loading image. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. press the <M> button. The display time may vary depending on the image. you can press the <U> key to view another image. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>.] is displayed. auto power off will not take effect.. For still photos. During pause. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. the key to select [Set up]. During the slide show.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. During auto playback. During movie playback. To pause the slide show.

Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. 167 . 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. you can change the display format. By pressing the <B> button. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. part of the image displayed might be cut off. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. turn off the camera and television. button. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. insert it into the <D> terminal. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. To playback movies. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. see page 162. * Depending on the TV set.

Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. Doing so may cause a malfunction. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. Under the [4] tab. then press the Enter button. Then press the Enter button. When the camera is connected to a TV set. When you press the camera’s <x> button. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. then press the Enter button. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. then press <0>. Select [Enable]. In such a case. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. image. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. 168 . The menu will appear. then press <0>. For a slide show. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. Press the / button to select an option. select [Ctrl over HDMI].

see the TV set’s instruction manual. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. 169 . the images will not be displayed properly. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. may not operate properly. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. button. and use the camera to control the playback operation. In such a case. see page 162. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. For details. Certain TV sets.) To playback movies. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. If the video system format does not match the TV’s.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal.

Image protect icon protect it. If you erase all the images (p.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. you must first cancel the protection.172). To protect another image. The menu will reappear. When an image is protected. To cancel the image protection. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen.42). 1 Select [Protect images]. Under the [3] tab. Once an image is protected. press the <M> button. select [Protect images]. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. If you format the card (p. repeat step 2. The protect setting screen will appear. then press <0>. press <0> again. The <K> icon will disappear. 170 . the protected images will also be erased. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. only the protected images will remain. To exit the image protection. then press <0>. To erase a protected image.

press <0>. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. select [Erase images]. then image displayed will be erased. Once an image is erased. Protected images (p. you can erase multiple images at one time. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. 3 Erase the image. Under the [3] tab. 171 . The Select [Erase].170) will not be erased. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. protect them. 1 Select [Erase images].L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. 2 Press the <L> button. then press <0>. it cannot be recovered. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images.

3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. to be erased. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. To erase other images. 172 . Select [OK]. To return to the single-image display.L Erasing Images images]. all the images in the card will be erased. 4 Erase the images. repeat step 3. The selected images will be erased. press the <I> button. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. To display the three-image display. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. then press <0>. press the <u> button. Press the <L> button. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. format the card (p. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. The images will be displayed.42). To also erase protected images.

recording format <D>.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. you can switch the shooting information display. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. 173 . the 73 file size is displayed. recording size <A/B/C>. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. the movie icon <k/ >. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . any overexposed areas of the image will blink. <G> will be displayed. * For movie files. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images.

the darker and less prominent the color. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. and blue). the respective color information will be lacking. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. If there are too many pixels on the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. the shadow detail will be lost. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. the color will be too saturated with no detail. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. green. 174 . the brighter the image. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. If there are too many pixels on the left. the darker the image. the brighter and denser the color. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. the highlight detail will be lost. And the more pixels there are toward the right. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. And if there are too many pixels on the right. The more pixels there are toward the left. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right).

You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. 9 175 . quantity to print.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.Printing Images Printing (p.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. etc.

2 SetFor details. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. 176 . 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. To connect to the printer. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. Some printers may make a beeping sound. up the printer. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. see the printer’s instruction manual. 4 Turn on the printer.

To find out what’s wrong. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. first turn off the camera and printer.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. Press the < The image will appear. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable.184). 177 . do the following: 1. Before disconnecting the cable. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. 2. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. Press the <x> button to playback the image. make sure it is fully charged. With a fully-charged battery. it indicates a problem with the printer. 6 Playback thex> button. Press <0>. printing up to approx. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. select [Print]. 4 hours is possible. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. 3. Movies cannot be printed. On the print setting screen. For direct printing.

<0>. The paper size. Some settings might not be available.then press Select [Paper settings]. Sets the paper size. 0 2 Press <print>. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p.183). 178 . Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. For details. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. The paper settings screen will appear. and layout. Returns to the screen in step 1. Starts the printing. see the printer’s instruction manual. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. type. and layout you have set are displayed. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. * Depending on the printer.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer.180). Sets the quantity to be printed. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.setting screen will appear. type. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. 3 Select [Paper settings].

The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. lens name. etc. On A4 or Letter size paper. 9. shutter speed. * From the Exif data. then press <0>. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. then press <0>. will be imprinted. The print will have no borders.185) will be printed.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. shooting mode. 8. white balance. 16. or 20 images on one sheet. 4. then press <0>. The print setting screen will reappear. 179 . If your printer cannot print borderless prints. the camera name. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used.. the print will have borders. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. ISO speed. The page layout screen will appear. Option to print 2. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. exposure compensation amount. The paper type screen will appear. aperture.

it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. The image noise is reduced before printing. then press <0>. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). Select the desired printing effect. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. go to step 5. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. then press <0>. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. If you any printing effects. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. * When you change the printing effects. However. see the printer’s instruction manual. 180 . Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. yellowish blacks. Prints in black-and-white with cool. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. For details. No automatic correction will be applied.182). bluish blacks. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors.need not set necessary. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. you can also adjust the printing effect (p.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects.

then press <0>. the number of copies will always be 1.144). 7 Start printing. Select [Print]. all the settings will revert to the default. Select <I>. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. then press <0>. then press <0>. Set the number of copies. If image tilt correction (p. To stop the printing.183) will not be applied. you can print another image using the same settings. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. 181 . the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. With Easy printing. then press <0>. necessary.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. it may take longer to print the image. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. Set as desired.) Also. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. Set as necessary. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print].183) has been applied. any trimming (p. then press <0>. With Easy printing. Just select the image and press the <l> button. then select [OK]. Select <R>. (You cannot set the number of copies.

press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. press the <B> button. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. [Color tone]. Red-eye corr. you can adjust the [Contrast]. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. A is amber. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4.255). B is for blue.127) or highlight level (128 . the red eye will be corrected for printing. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr.]. To adjust the [Color balance]. When [On] is set. use the <S> keys. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. select the printing effect.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. When [On] is set. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. [Saturation]. You can then adjust the printing effect. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. If you select [Clear all].] effects will not show on the screen. When you select [Detail set. M is magenta. and [Color balance]. and G is green. 182 . the face will be brightened for printing. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted.

you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. The print setting screen will reappear. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally.5-degree increments.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. When you adjust the image tilt. and aspect ratio. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. The smaller the trimming frame. the size of the trimming frame will change. 183 . 1 On the print setting screen. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. position. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. 2 Set the trimming frame size. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. you may have to set the trimming again. select [Trimming]. Do the trimming right before printing.

an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. For details on how to fix a printing problem. the grainier the picture will look on the print. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. etc. see the printer’s instruction manual. no paper. resume printing. Press <0> to stop printing. If you look at the image on a TV screen. look at the camera’s LCD monitor.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. For details on resuming the printing. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. The smaller you make the trimming frame. While trimming the image. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. After fixing the problem. 184 . the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately.wPrinting Depending on the printer. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. and check the waste ink tank.

) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. Select the option to be set.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. 2 Select [Set up]. imprinting. the option as desired. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. (They cannot be set individually for each image. then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [3] tab. date imprinting. select [Print order]. and [File No. then press <0>. [Print type] [Date] [File No. and file No. Select the desired setting. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. [Date]. Select [Set up].] 185 .]. then press <0>.

select [Sel. Press the <7> button. depending on the image type. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. 4 Exit the setting.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. With [Index] prints. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints.] are set to [On]. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Prints both the standard and index prints. on the print. [On] imprints the file No. The print order may not work or may be overwritten.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. If this happens with your printer. both the [Date] and [File No. the date or file No. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. the print order may not be possible. When printing with DPOF. Even if [Date] and [File No. Next. Also. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. 186 . Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. The print order screen will reappear.

Even if you select “All image”. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. To display the three-image display. After completing the print order. press the <I> button. press the <u> button. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. If you select [Clear all on card].Image Select and order images one by one. 187 . If you specify more than this. print no more than 400 images for one print order.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. all the images might not be printed. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. To return to the single-image display. When using a PictBridge printer. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print.

the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 2 Under the [3] tab. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. If a problem occurs during printing. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. Before printing. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. [Manual] cannot be selected.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. 188 . [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. 3 Select [Print]. be sure to set the paper size. 1 Prepare to print. see page 184. select [Print order]. 5 Select [OK]. Depending on the printer.178) Set the printing effects (p. select [Resume]. (p.180) if necessary. you can easily print images with DPOF. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. • When you set the index. If [Bordered] is set. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. Under [Adjust levels]. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. See page 176. the card’s remaining capacity was low. • When you paused the printing.

Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes.Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. You can do it with Custom Functions. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .

144). select [Clear all Custom Func.. 190 . (C. 4 Exit the the <M> button. select [Custom Functions (C. setting. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. then press <0>.Fn)]. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. then press <0>.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. Custom Function No. Press to select the setting (number).Fn)]. At the bottom of the screen. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p.

195 k C.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync. (Settings are disabled. C.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.194 k k k C.195 p.) 191 .197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting. speed in Av mode p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.194 p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.193 p.196 p.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. 197 . When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p.173).3 Custom Function SettingsN C. the <L> icon will appear.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. To verify whether the image is original.

you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Menu]. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. Under the [9] tab. the desired items. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. 198 . On the confirmation dialog. Then press <0>. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. press the <V> key to change the order. then press <0>. To return to the screen in step 2. then Select [Register to My press <0>. With [z] displayed. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. then press <0>. press the <M> button. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. select [My Menu settings]. You can register up to six items in My Menu. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. then Select press <0>.

Select [Display copyright info. 199 . Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. Under the [7] tab. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. 1 Select [Copyright information]. press the After <M> button to exit. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. select [Copyright information]. option. then press <0>.] to check the copyright information currently set. 3 Enter text.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. then press <0>. The text entry screen will appear. setting.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. 4 Exit theentering the text.

You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). then press <0> to enter it. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. 200 . Entering text In the bottom area. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. Exiting After completing the text entry. press the <S> key to select a character.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2.

The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. system accessories. 11 201 .Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. etc.

etc. etc. see the Extender’s instruction manual. solid-color walls.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. 202 .When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. see page 117. etc. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. For details. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). etc.) In such cases.48).) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. computer keyboards.6 or smaller (larger f/number).

Close the cover. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. 203 . 1 Connect the power cord. After using the camera. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately).the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. the DC cord. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. unplug the power plug from the power outlet.

try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources.4 feet from the camera. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. When focus is achieved. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. 204 . Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.71). The camera will autofocus. delay. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. During wireless remote control.

0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. To prevent this. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. 205 .Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure. 1 Remove the eyecup. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. use the eyepiece cover (p. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. eyepiece cover. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it.23) attached to the camera strap.

(Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite.] can be set for [External flash func.] to be set. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. only [Flash exp. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. In other words. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. For detailed instructions. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to .External Speedlites EOS-dedicated.147). When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. the flash will fire at full output only. 206 . setting].

the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. shoot in the manual flash mode. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. or slower. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. the flash can be fired at full output only. 207 . It might not fire.

Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. select settings]. Without approval.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer.]. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. please check with the card manufacturer. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. transmission.] to Press <0>. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). (p. If you set [Disable]. please check with the card manufacturer. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. To set up. then press <0>. Select [Connection info. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. use of the card is not permitted. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. 208 . 4 Display the connection information. then press <0>. set [Enable]. then press <0>. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN.

H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. Even if [Eye-Fi trans.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. The battery power will be consumed faster. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. For details. airports.] is set to [Disable]. For transferred images. Turn the camera off and on again. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. it may still transmit a signal. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. 6 Take the picture. see the card’s instruction manual. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. 209 . H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. During the image transfer. If the image transfer does not work. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. Because of the transmission function. In hospitals.58). auto power off will not take effect. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

*4: For autoexposure only. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. [Remote control] can be set. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. 211 .

Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. [7] Set-up 3. 1. [y] Shooting 3. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. / 8 sec.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. 212 . 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. 2.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. / 4 sec.

Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 400 / Max. / 2 min. 213 . / 1 min. 1600 / Max. / 4 min. 3200 / Max. / 15 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 8 min. 800 / Max. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used.

Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. (C.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. day) and time (hour. min. month.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . sec.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year..

WB Shift/BKT./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. / 1 min. [7] Set-up 3. / 16 sec. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. / 30 min. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. / 30 sec. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. Live View function settings 215 . The [y] Shooting 3. Under the [2] tab. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off.]. / 10 min. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. the [Expo. no AE lock / AE/AF. comp.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Recharge the battery (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again.44).26). the power will turn off automatically. If there is a problem with the battery charger. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs.26). When the image recording is completed. Press the <B> button (p. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. If this happens. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>.31).24). The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. 218 . The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.

set the IS switch to <1>.31. 69). The card is not properly inserted (p. a picture cannot be taken. Purchase a new one. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. 219 . or focus manually (p.31). 123). The image is out of focus. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.37. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer.36. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p.24). set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. The camera turns off by itself. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off].33). To prevent camera shake. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. press the shutter button gently (p. the number of possible shots will decrease. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. If the card is full. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. Auto power off is in effect.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use.31). replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. 37). 171). Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor.107. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus.

Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. If a card error message is displayed. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. [Low]. When I use the <f> mode with flash. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.193).194). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. see page 42 or 224.134). ISO 100 cannot be set.Fn)] menu. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. or [Disable].134). ISO 100 cannot be set. the shutter speed becomes slow. etc. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.192).).Fn)] menu.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. If you shoot at night when the background is dark. If it is set to [Strong].194). ISO 100 can be set (p. 220 . This also applies to movie shooting (p. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.

59 sec. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. When a movie is played.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. movie shooting will stop automatically. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. If the card’s writing speed is slow.135). the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. This is normal. movie shooting may stop automatically. If you use flash. The movie shooting terminates by itself. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.109). To find out the card’s read/write speed. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. camera operation noise can be heard. etc. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. 221 . the respective operation noise will also be recorded..

If the image has been protected.140). certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. In low or high temperatures. If Adobe RGB is set.40). Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. the first character will be an underscore (p. The file numbering does not start from 0001.170). The image cannot be erased. It will return to normal at room temperature. Set the color space to sRGB. If you use a card which already has images recorded. The menu screen shows few tabs and options.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. If the LCD monitor is dirty. use a soft cloth to clean it. it cannot be erased (p. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. 222 . the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”).96). In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode.

This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p.214). The correct date and time has not been set (p. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. In such a case. 223 . [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera.167. The card reader does not detect the card. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.169).180).Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. 169).29). No image appears on the TV screen.

60. 16). If there is a problem with the camera. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 42). Operate the power switch (p. Turn the camera off and 30. Operate the power switch (p. replace the card. 50. The built-in flash could not be raised. Clean the lens contacts. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. Card cannot be accessed. Operate the power switch. 04 Replace the card.13. on again or re-install the battery. Cannot save images because card is full.Error Codes Error No. Turn the camera off and on again.31. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. erase unnecessary images. remove and install the battery pack 70. 40.31. Countermeasures No. 80 again. 01 02 05 224 . 42). or format the card (p. 10. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. 26) * If the error still persists. or use a Canon lens (p. Remove and insert the card again.27. Replace card. or format the card (p. Turn the camera off and on again.27).27). 171. an error message will appear. Shooting is not possible due to an error. 20. write down the error No. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . Shade. SDXC memory card 22.3 Auto.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Neutral. Manual. Portrait. White fluorescent light. Tungsten light. single-lens reflex.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. 1.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. SDHC memory card.0 JPEG. 1 . RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. User Def. Monochrome. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.3 x 14. Landscape.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. 18. Cloudy. 8. 4. 17. Flash). Faithful. Preset (Daylight.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx.

3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . Portrait. Flash Off. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. ISO 100 .5 . or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 .6400 Auto.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.18 (at 23°C/73°F. Sports.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. depth-of-field AE. aperture-priority AE. shutter-priority AE.4 USM lens. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).+1. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. AI Servo AF. Creative Auto. Close-up.0 . ISO 100) One-Shot AF. AI Focus AF.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Night Portrait. 95% Magnification: Approx. Program). 0. Landscape. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.

4 USM lens. approx.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting.. auto pop-up flash Guide No. delay and 10-sec.) • Flash Retractable. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. X-sync at 1/200 sec. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. Max. to 1/60 sec. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . or 2-sec. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec. bulb (Total shutter speed range. self-timer with 10sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. (Full Auto mode). continuous shooting. 3. 3 sec. Available range varies by shooting mode.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled.: 13/43 (ISO 100. 1/4000 sec. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.7 shots/sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.

24p: 23. 50p: 50.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 25p: 25.976 fps. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 165 MB/min.04 million dots Approx.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.00 fps. 330 MB/min.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 165 MB/min. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.4 USM lens.94 fps. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 1. 60p: 59.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.97 fps. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 330 MB/min.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.

Single image + Info (Basic info. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. approx. histogram). detailed info.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . jump by 10 or 100 images. approx. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. by movie.5mm dia. 9-image index. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx.5x . by shooting date. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 1. video/audio OUT. 4-image index.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image.

8 x 97.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87. Weight: Approx.1 x 3. Approx.8 x 3. 530 g / 18.5 x 75.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .0 in. 475 g / 16. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .9 oz.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.1 x 15. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .5 mm / 2. Approx.5 mm / 2. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.4 in.2 in.40°C / 32°F .40°C / 32°F .2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .104°F During shooting: 0°C .4 x 55.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.40°C / 43°F .6 x 2. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.40°C / 43°F .7 oz.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.2 mm / 1.7 x 1. 82 g / 2.3 mm / 5.4 in.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .1 x 3.8 oz.5 x 0. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.7 x 1.1 x 3.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.8 oz. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 . 82 g / 2. 52 g / 1.9 oz.40°C / 43°F . Weight: Approx.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.

(327 x 503 mm / 12. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . 200 g / 7.67 x 45 mm / 8.1 x 5. Weight: Approx. (at 0. consult the respective lens maker. (75 x 112 mm / 3. (From image sensor plane) Max. 455 g / 16.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . Weight: Approx.5 x 70 mm / 2.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.8 in.82 ft. diameter x length: 75.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .7 x 2.2.25 m / 0.48 ft.61 ft.49 m / 1. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .0 x 4.4 x 101 mm / 3.1 oz.0 in. diameter x length: 68.0 oz.45 m / 1.8 in.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . magnification: 0.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.4 in.3 . field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.36 Closest focusing distance: 0. magnification: 0.5-5. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.9 x 19.25 m / 0.6 x 1.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .8 in.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.5-5.0 x 4.82 ft.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. 231 .

” * Notice displayed in English as required.. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. etc. HDMI. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack).g. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. 232 .. HDMI logo. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.21 (also called “Exif Print”). although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. in the United States and other countries. LLC.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.0 and Exif 2. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.

Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . This is to prevent an explosion or fire. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. . .Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. accessories. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. and accessories not specified in this booklet. chemical leakage.Do not short-circuit. and material damage. and fire. excessive heat. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. This is to prevent electrical shock. . Also. and explosions.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. It can cause blindness or skin problems. deforms. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. changes color. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. do not exceed the recharging time.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. power sources. heat generation. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. connecting cables. disassemble. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. It may cause an accident. • During the recharging.40°C (32°F .) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. skin. 233 . Be careful not to get burned in the process. etc. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. keep at least 1 meter away. • If excessive heat. smoke. or clothing. When using flash to photograph an infant.Do not use any batteries. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. It may impair the person’s vision. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. If a child swallows the battery. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. See a physician immediately. consult a physician immediately. follow the safeguards below: .104°F). . death. or emits smoke or fumes. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. remove it immediately. and clothing. skin.

• Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. . Doing so may cause injury. • Do not use paint thinner.When unplugging a power plug. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. benzene. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. or oily. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. If the surrounding is dusty. check if it is allowed.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged.Do not scratch. . • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life.Always insert the power plug all the way in. cut. follow the safeguards below: .• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. . Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. humid. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. Doing so may damage your vision. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. .Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. Otherwise. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. 234 . the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. . Also do not twist or tie the cords. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment.

Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. e. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. Cd = Cadmium.European Union (and EEA) only. For more information about the recycling of this product.. please contact your local city office. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. (EEA: Norway. waste authority. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.com/environment. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury.g. in accordance with the Battery Directive. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.canon-europe. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.

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...................160............................................................................. self-timer ........... 92 A A/V OUT............................ 216 Beeper...................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE)........67 AI Servo AF...................................................... 55 Cable ............. 169 Camera Camera shake.. 82 Bulb .........................................160.................... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ... 79......... 138 Eye-Fi.85 Adobe RGB.......... 106 Clear settings ................................131 1st-curtain sync.............. 76....67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ....................................................................80 B B/W (Monochrome)... 123 SDHC/SDXC............... 169 Access lamp.............................76 Basic Zone modes ..... 2.............................................................................. 31 Card reminder ................ 160......................... 31..... 3................. 143 Camera shake ............................ 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer............................................................... 112.148 2-sec...............45.... 134 AEB............. 92 Continuous shooting.................................131 1920x1080 ........................... 13........................148 2nd-curtain sync......................or 9-image index display.......... 96 Color temperature .............................71 4..80 Audio/video OUT............................................... 2 Center-weighted average metering ..... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ....89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)..................................................................20 Battery → Power 237 .................27....................................Index 1280x720 .................. 42 Problem.........96 AE lock..................67 Aperture-priority AE .......................... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up .... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)..........37 Card....131 Battery Grip .... 52 Color space ....................................... 138 Black-and-white image .............97.................... 36 Settings display... 64......................156 640x480 ............................... 32.. 224 SD speed class . 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE).................. 167................................................................................................................... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off. 99 Color tone............. 35 ...... 208 Format.... 144 Holding the camera.................. 70 Contrast.. 93 Built-in flash....

.16.... 56 Flash-sync speed. 65 Flash exposure compensation ..................... 206 Eye-Fi card ........................190 Clear all .. 202 Recompose..Index Copyright information. 206 FE lock.....20 Custom Functions. 149 Effective range .... 66........... 131 Full High-Definition............. 147 Red-eye reduction .................... 49...................................................82 Dial.......................................... 202 Manual focusing........................................86 Exposure compensation ........ 68 AF-assist beam.............................................. 69 Focusing AF mode .................................. 72..........................................185 Drive mode ................................ 123.......... 48 Format (card initialization)........................................................ 47.29 DC coupler......... 42 Frame rate............ 120 Out of focus .......147...............23......................98 238 ................... 88 Focus confirmation light ....... 117.................. 194 Beeper ...87 Extension ..151 E Erase (image) .... 140 File size .................... 147................................... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).................... 46 Full HD .........................................76 FE lock.................... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ..........................55 Creative Zone modes .............................................. 132....................................................... 33........................................... 192 Menu setting .....................................................................................................224 Evaluative metering ......36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF........ 131............199 Creative Auto ..... 98 Flash exposure compensation............................ 48 Focus mode switch ........................... 71 Dust Delete Data .................... 77 Digital terminal ........ 117...... 160 D Date/Time ...................................................... ........................................................................ 47....114 Faithful . 64 2nd-curtain sync ....................... 131 Full Auto ...... 69.....141 External Speedlite.......................................... 214 Flash ........ 64 Custom Functions.................... 46 Focus lock .................171 Error codes ...................... 148 Built-in flash ....... 113 AF point selection .. 93 Firmware Ver..190 List........................................ 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ...208 Eyepiece cover .......................................176 Dioptric adjustment ......70..................................... 64 External Speedlite..............203 Depth-of-field preview......... 88 Flash off ...........191 File number ..........................................

................... 30 LCD monitor .. 72 Jump display ..........................110..................................................... 75 Language selection ...158 Playback ..............35 Attaching/Detaching ............................................................ 167 Image area..................142....................................174 Household power ..... 33 .............................96 Image Auto playback ........ 20 Image-recording quality.174 Index. 138 Image verification data .........Index Function availability table.......................................... 156 ISO speed ......................... 139 Display switching ...............................203 J JPEG ... 18 Lens.............. 173 View on TV ...157 Magnified view........ 44 Image playback.......................58. 159 Shooting information....34 Landscape........................... 63 G Grid display . 155 Protect ..............173 Highlight detail loss .............. 51........................... 58........................................................ 113 239 ..168 High-Definition ..... 157 L I ICC profile .............................. 167 Highlight alert ............. 146 Brightness adjustment .. 160..165 Erase .........173 Histogram .............. 13 Auto off.... 146 Shooting settings display ......................................................131.156 Jump display (Image browsing).............. 62 Auto.............................................62........................... 155 Menu screen ................................ 72 Index display .................................................................................................. 134 H HDMI.... 197 Image Zone .......................................170 Rotate . 151 Image review time ..........112..................................160....................................171 Highlight alert...................................................................160.......................................... 40 Screen color................................... 21........................ 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ......................................... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ........... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .............................. 63 ISO expansion .............210 Image dust prevention...... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction................... 104 Live mode (AF)........173 Highlight tone priority ....................

... 70............................... 132 Shooting........................ 160 File size.................................. 131......................................................198 Setting operation ..................107 Focusing.......................... 195 Mode Dial.113 Grid display ..............................................................................................120........................................... 160......86 Metering timer................ 132 Frame rate .......... 66 P P (Program AE)...................................... 164 Enjoying .................................................... 131 Playback .83 Magnified view ..................................................22 NTSC ......... 43 M M (Manual exposure)...... 198 N Neutral............................................................ 134 Still photo shooting.................................................................. 54 Night scene ............73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ...76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ......... 162 Recording size .................... 16 ..................................................................... 214 240 ...20 Monochrome... 76 Night Portrait . 120 Maximum burst ..........69...112 Possible shots ............................................ 120 Microphone ....................... 127 Manual focusing......................................40 Metering mode..........83....................................... 129 View on TV ............................ 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ........112................ 123 Sound recording ......................Index Live View shooting.... 66 One-Shot AF ......... 131 Manual exposure shooting............................ 124 Editing out first and last scenes ....................... 131. 167 My Menu .......69................. 193 Nomenclature.....212 My Menu...... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ..............218 Manual exposure ........ 74........ 84..... 127 Movie crop ............ 134 MF (Manual focusing) ........................106....................42..................... 60 PAL...................134 Mirror lockup .. 158 Malfunction ............................................. 193 Long exposure ................. 131 Recording time........109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format..................

...............60 Program shift ........170 R RAW ................................ 182 Tilt correction ......... 54.... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ....................................27...................................... 27.............................................................................. 65 Release shutter without card..........38 Quick mode (AF)...................179 Print Order (DPOF)............ 139 Battery check..... 133........... 159 S Safety warnings.....178 Partial metering.................. 153 Sepia (Monochrome).183 Trimming......................... 204 Revert to default settings....................183 Program AE ................................61 Protect (image erase-protection).........................38 Quick Control screen ............... 24 Red-eye reduction .. 150.....................175 Picture Style Adjustment..... 72 ............................................. 57...................................... 110........... 109 Power Auto power off ...............24 Switch ....58................180..............104 PictBridge............. 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ..............28 Household power........... 142................74 RAW+JPEG...................179 Paper settings......94 Pixels ..................... 93 Sharpness .......50.........................................28.......................................................... 144 Rotate (image)....................................72 Playback .............. 75 Possible shots.....185 Printing effects ................................ 155 Portrait ........................................... 109 Recharge .......................... 92 Shooting information display ................................................. 31 Remote control shooting.................................118 241 .................................91 Selection..176 Page layout.........203 Possible shots .............27 Printing..........74 Recharge.............28.................86 Peripheral illumination correction . 71................. 72 ...Index Paper settings (printing).... 126..................................75 User defined ............. 71 Sensor cleaning............................. 233 Saturation ....................................

..........................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ...............................................37 Shutter-priority AE .........93 Trimming (printing).............................183 242 ...................... 101 Custom .........123 Shooting settings display .......... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ................................................................................... 99 Bracketing.96 Standard ..Index Shooting mode............................... 102 Correction ..................................20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..55 1 (Full Auto)............... 100 T Tone priority ..194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ............................................................ 167 Viewfinder .........60 C (Creative Auto) .........18 Shutter button ..............................162 Sports..........80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)............................49 2 (Portrait) ... 169...........................................................................................52 5 (Sports).................................................................... 160.......................... 99 Personal............................................................................23 System map.......................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ....................53 6 (Night Portrait) ................165 Sound recording ...............75 Stopped-down aperture ......................46 7 (Flash Off) ...........................82 Strap ...... 36 Volume (Movie playback) .................. 19 Dioptric adjustment ......... 214 View on TV.........................50 3 (Landscape) ...................53 Spot metering...............................86 sRGB ................................78 P (Program AE) ............78 Slide show ..54 k (Movie shooting).......................51 4 (Close-up) ........................................................................................134 Speaker.......................................... 78 V Video system......85 M (Manual exposure) ..

.....254 p.......250 p............S AF Point ..Custom Functions ...252 p........................E: AF Mode.....256 Installing the Software ...............................255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ..251 p...........Basic Zone Modes ..k Shooting Movies ...250 p.........f: Aperture-priority AE...................245 p.............251 p.......Nomenclature ......246 p.Q Quick Control Screen .259 243 ........250 p.252 p..p.........Using the Built-in Flash.........Picture Style .s: Shutter-priority AE ....Image-recording Quality ........p.........p..247 p..........244 p...................246 p..............p.......i Drive Mode .....................253 p.......249 p................Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ...A Live View Shooting..........................Z: ISO Speed .........Creative Zone Modes ...249 p........Image Playback ..257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .254 p..d: Program AE .................250 p....................

After setting the item. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press <0> to display the setting. 3. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . Press the <U> key to select the tab. 2. 4. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. press <0>.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1.

Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. then turn the <6> dial to set it. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). 245 . Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. press the <Q> button. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. The Quick Control screen will appear.

Black-and-white images. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. 246 . For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). then press <0>.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. then press <0>. see the camera’s instruction manual. Press the <U> key to select the quality. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

You just press the shutter button. then press the <S> key to select the function. and the camera does the rest. 249 . the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). Turn the <6> dial to set the function. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. then shoot.) Press the <Q> button.

f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. The shutter speed will be set automatically. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. The aperture will be set automatically.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. If the aperture display blinks. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. 250 . d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. then focus the subject. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. If the shutter speed display blinks. then focus the subject.

X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. While looking at the viewfinder. 251 . Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. Press the <ZE> button. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. then press <0>. Press the <S> key to select the AF point.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>.

u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. When “AUTO” is selected. When you press the shutter button halfway.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. the ISO speed is set automatically. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. then press <0>. 252 . the ISO speed setting will be displayed. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode.

To change the Live View settings. 180 shots 253 . use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx.

To shoot still photos. press <A> again.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. press the shutter button. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. To stop movie shooting. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. 256 . You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed.

If not necessary. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. uninstall the software. 257 . refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). B When installation ends.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. the window for Step 4 appears. The software will not be installed correctly. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). remove the CD. 5 Once your computer has restarted. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. To download images from the cameras. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 4 Click [Restart]. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed.

6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. the window for Step 4 appears. 4 Click [Finish].Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. 258 . refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). On your computer’s desktop. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. When installation ends. 5 Remove the CD.4 . To download images from the cameras. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer].10. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. uninstall the software. If not necessary.

Acrobat Reader (version 6.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh.pdf files. 2 Open the CD. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD.pdf files. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). To save the PDF manual to your computer. 2 Open the CD. To save the PDF manual to your computer. 259 . Then select your language. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. Then select your language. Double-click the START. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. 3 Double-click the START. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Double-click on the CD icon. Acrobat Reader (version 6. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer.

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